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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 26, 2012 4:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Kate Rusby

Moya Brennan, Maddy Prior and Sandy Denny came to mind when I recently discovered this little lady from Yorkshire (or the wee, loverly lass if you will). It was a stop you dead in your tracks and take note of her voice moment. I have a feeling that to our our British friends this is yesterday's news. As noted elsewhere she could have chosen a path that would have gained her more reconnection and notoriety, but she seems to be exactly were she wants to be, twenty years after beginning her career: touring Gateshead, Northhampton, Basingstoke, Southsea, Crawley, Cardiff, York, Nottingham to play her music, and making a life for her and her family not far from where she was born in South Yorkshire. Oh, her voice! Sweet, pure and simple as is her music. I like how she toys around with the one, sometimes right on pure and lazy, sometimes playfully just behind, but often interesting and sometimes transcendent. Quite captivating, gladly.

I like this comment on one of her songs (Fare Thee Well), "This song makes me wanna up sticks and wander the countryside with a bow and arrow and a satchel with some flat bread in it. I would also have a hat."

Sweet Bride

http://tinyurl.com/c7vywzg

Yorkshire Couple

http://tinyurl.com/bug7gfm

Drowned Lovers (Clyde Water)

http://tinyurl.com/cmclxnr

The Village Green Preservation Society

http://tinyurl.com/cojj79r

Blooming Heather - A knee-buckler. (Song begins at 2:21. Whomever is responsible from 6:31 to 6:52 should be whipped.)

http://tinyurl.com/9fflwvq

Lots of other good songs- High on a Hill, Our Town, The Cobbler's Daughter, Cruel, Awkward Annie, Here We Come Awassailing, Fare Thee Well, Planets, Build Me a Boat, Sir Eglamore, Radio Sweethearts and others. But not so many good vids, as most are fan generated and frankly just don't meet the tough hipster standards of the forum. Enjoy.

O.K. one more.

http://tinyurl.com/8kj7h68

A little hometown press from last week.

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/keeping-it-in-the-family-helps-kate-hit-milestone-1-5041499

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Poster: WillCo Date: Oct 26, 2012 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Kate Rusby

I enjoyed seeing Kate Rusby play live shortly after her first album, Hourglass came out about fifteen years ago.

"The Drowned Lovers". A great song, borrowed by Kate Rusby from her favourite album, Nic Jones' Penguin Eggs. Here's his version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RidJq2bn2s

(For those who don't know it, the whole of Nic's Penguin Eggs album is excellent. Allmusic describe it as "one of those rare records where not just every song, but each instrumental part is worth hearing". Hear, hear. I think I read somewhere that despite wanting the songs all to sound like they are traditional folk tunes, Nic actually wrote them all himself (without taking the credit). It was too,too sad that injuries from a bad car accident meant that this record was to be his last).

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Oct 26, 2012 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Kate Rusby

I really don't see what's so special about this person. I had several friends already try to show me the "magic". I love Gunnerkrigg Court, whose author was apparently inspired by the song "Awkward Annie", but really I just don't see how this person differentiates herself from the rest of the folk rabble.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 29, 2012 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Kate Rusby

Oh pish posh- unless it's all folk rabble to you.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Oct 26, 2012 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Kate Rusby

interesting, nice voice, decent enough looking...